Cash App takes new Soho office

first_imgMessage* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink Email Address* Cash App CEO Jack Dorsey with 13 Crosby. (Getty, Google Maps) Like a Bitcoin wallet, Cash App is expanding.The popular online-payment app recently signed a lease for a 40,000-square-foot office in Soho, a spokesperson for parent company Square, Inc. confirmed to The Real Deal.The new office at 13 Crosby Street will provide permanent space for current and future Cash App employees, the spokesperson said. Employees currently work out of the nearby office on West Broadway of Square, the mobile-payments company co-founded by Twitter’s Jack Dorsey.Financial terms of the deal weren’t available. The landlord at 13 Crosby Street, Boquen Realty, couldn’t be immediately reached for comment.Read moreNYC’s 10 most valuable office leases of 2020Manhattan office availability hits record highcenter_img Cash App profits were up more than 200 percent during the fall last year to $435 million, Square’s third-quarter filings show. The app is a popular way to transfer Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that some real estate investors are experimenting with.The new lease comes at a bleak time for Manhattan’s office market, which has yet to see the vast majority of workers return. The city lags behind others, with 13 percent of workers back as of November. Los Angeles and Dallas saw 32 and 41 percent, respectively, of workers come back in.Manhattan saw a 56 percent year-over-year drop in annual leasing volume 2020, for a total of 18.9 million square feet, according to Colliers International.As for Soho, the submarket had an office vacancy rate of 13.1 percent during the fourth quarter, according to Cushman and Wakefield. That’s slightly higher than the average across the borough of 11.1 percent.In the fall, Comcast signed a lease in Soho for 25,000 square feet at Zar Properties’ 109 Wooster Street. Neither Comcast nor Zar Properties could be immediately reached for comment.Contact Rich Bockmann Full Name* TagsOffice Leasingsoholast_img read more

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Strickland’s late 3 lifts Portland St. over Weber St., 76-75

first_imgJerrick Harding had 28 points and Zach Braxton scored 15 for the Wildcats. January 31, 2019 /Sports News – Local Strickland’s late 3 lifts Portland St. over Weber St., 76-75 Derek Brown added a pair of free throws with four seconds left to make it a four-point lead for Portland State (9-11, 4-5 Big Sky). Weber State (13-8, 7-3) had the lead for 37 minutes and led by as many as 12 points in the second half. Portland State had two 8-0 runs in the final nine minutes. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah (AP) — Deante Strickland nailed a deep 3-pointerto give Portland State the lead with 24 seconds left and the Vikings held on to beat Weber State 76-75 on Thursday night. Tags: Big Sky/Deante Strickland/Portland State/Weber State Wildcats Basketball Portland State had a 19-6 edge on the offensive glass and outrebounded Weber State 44-27. Jamie Orme led the Vikings with 18 points. Holland Woods scored 16 and Brown added 12. The Wildcats entered the game with a shot to tie Northern Colorado (8-2) for first place in the conference standings. Written by Associated Presslast_img read more

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Haart makes ANOTHER big investment in tech following partnership with lettings platform Teclet

first_imgHome » News » Haart makes ANOTHER big investment in tech following partnership with lettings platform Teclet previous nextProptechHaart makes ANOTHER big investment in tech following partnership with lettings platform TecletAgency’s lettings branches are to begin using the platform, which automates many of the key elements of the tenancy and property management processes.Nigel Lewis29th January 20201 Comment1,355 Views Lettings proptech platform Teclet has landed a major coup after signing the UK’s largest independent estate agency chain, Haart, as a client.The estate agency’s lettings branches within its 134 office network England and Wales will now use Teclet’s platform to help manage tenancy on-boarding and both ongoing tenancy and property management.Haart doesn’t publish separate business performance details but it is part of the Spicerhaart group, which during 2018 turned over some £120 million.In a nutshell, Teclet enables lettings agencies to automate significant chunks of the rental process and enables landlords, tenants, guarantors and agents to communicate in a compliant manner across a common platform.“The agreement and processing of renting a property can be frustrating and complex for all parties,” says Paul Sloan, Haart’s Operations Director (left).“Chasing signatures, performing checks, complying with legislation and taking payments securely are all burdens which grow exponentially the more people that are involved.“We are delighted that with the introduction of Teclet to our network, Haart can cover all of these processes from one simple web platform, increasing transparency and making the process straightforward and convenient for our customers.”Teclet’s Commercial Director John Evans claims the platform gives agents a competitive advantage over rivals,Business hours“With around a third of all customer interactions on the platform taking place outside of normal business hours, Teclet is enabling lettings agents to become more productive and therefore save costs,” he says.“The platform also enables the compliant and efficient generation of additional revenue streams through its innovative API structure that works with suppliers across the industry in areas such as referencing, inventories, rent guarantee insurance, landlord and tenant insurances, safety certificates, appliance maintenance and ordering and utility management and switching.”The investment in proptech is the second major partnership announced by Spicerhaart over the past year. In February last year it spent £6 million on ROSIE, an ‘office in your pocket’ platform.haart proptech spicerhaart teclet January 29, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 29th January 2020 at 11:07 amOver the past months having had many confidential conversations with people in the c-suite of some really big organisations across the property industry: – estate agency, legals, property finance and of course proptech, it is clear that the ‘digital transformation’ of the whole sector is happening.It is a Quiet revolution, yet I think in 2020 there will be some quantum leaps, founded on strategies put in place by forward thinking companies over 24-months ago. And the one universal factor that comes up, when tech is mentioned as a solution, is not the cost, but the financial rewards it will reap.You would be surprised if you knew who was and who was not ‘backing’ the proptech revolution, who has poured large amounts of capital in, and who is sitting and waiting.Now I never used to be an early adopter, and it can be financially risky to be the first in when adopting methods to automate processes and let go of legacy systems and practices. But, meeting many 20 to 35 year old digital scientists or proptech company leads, I realise that everything in the real estate space is going to change.The good news is that like in any industry the ‘sheep’ mentality will kick in, Spicerhaart are obviously looking to be a big player in the future, others will look from the sidelines, many will be diligently following their own path to a more efficient result.The big advantage the behemoth companies, your Countrywide’s, Sequence and Connells, etc have is their data. If you run a single office or three office concern as about 80% of agents in the UK do, you know your client to a degree.With hundreds of branches, the big boys can if they want to still be trading in 5 years capture the data of all the activities within their company and ‘learn from it’.Moving away from the financials as indicators of success, the amount of property sold, exchanged, listed, banked etc, and instead focusing on the ‘people’ data, the clients data – and their composition, their buying habits.And maybe just maybe, Artificial Intelligence coupled with Machine learning will lead, (as I and Mark Burgess a visionary in his field), to the algorithm of estate agency. Think Amazon, think Google, Netflix, think game over.Because the holder of that golden prize will be the winner and generate so much revenue it will be unstoppable.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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US Navy’s Newest Submarine Minnesota Welcomes Her Crew Aboard

first_img View post tag: Minnesota Industry news Huntington Ingalls Industries welcomed the crew of the newest Virginia-class submarine, Minnesota (SSN 783), on March 14 as it moved aboard and enjoyed its first meal in the ship’s galley. Sharing in the celebration were Ellen Roughead, the ship’s sponsor, and her husband, former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead, who accompanied about 120 crew members to the ship.The submarine is in the final stages of construction and testing at HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division. “I would go anywhere for this crew,” Ellen Roughead said. “They are terrific, and it’s fun to see all of the progress that has been made—and its enormous progress. It’s also my first time aboard.”Minnesota, the last of the block II Virginia-class submarines, is more than 96 percent complete and is on track to delivery in late spring. Construction began in February 2008, and Minnesota was christened on Oct. 27, 2012. The submarine’s next significant construction milestone is initial sea trials, an aggressive series of operational tests that demonstrate the submarine’s capabilities. “This is an exciting step forward in bringing life to Minnesota,” said NNS Vice President of Submarines and Fleet Support Jim Hughes. “While there is work yet to be done, we look forward to working even more closely with the crew as they continue to take ownership of this magnificent vessel.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 15, 2013; Image: HII View post tag: US Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy’s Newest Submarine Minnesota Welcomes Her Crew Aboard View post tag: submarine View post tag: newest View post tag: Aboard View post tag: Naval View post tag: Her Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic March 15, 2013 US Navy’s Newest Submarine Minnesota Welcomes Her Crew Aboard View post tag: crew View post tag: welcomeslast_img read more

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Singapore hosts 11-nation SEACAT drill

first_img View post tag: ASEAN The 18th edition of international exercise Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) kicked in Singapore on August 19.Maritime forces from ten Indo-Pacific partner nations in addition to the US Navy will engage in “real world, real time” training designed to enhance partner nation ability to communicate, coordinate and counter illegal smuggling and piracy.Participating nations include Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the United States and Vietnam.The exercise emphasizes realistic training scenarios wherein exercise participants will practice identifying, tracking and boarding of vessels participating in the exercise.Throughout the exercise, participants will operate together, executing a variety of realistic scenarios designed to reinforce interoperability in areas such as visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS), maritime domain awareness and maritime asset tracking.A maritime operations center in Singapore will serve as a centralized hub for crisis coordination and information sharing in the tracking of vessels of interests throughout the exercise.Liaison officers will receive simulated reports of suspect vessels in the straits of Singapore and Malacca, the Andaman Sea or the South China Sea. After sharing information from all available sources such as Singapore’s Information Fusion Centre and the Philippines’ National Coast Watch Center, the LNOs will develop and implement response plans utilizing aircraft and ships from participating navies and coast guards to investigate and conduct on-scene boardings as necessary.In all, SEACAT includes 14 ships and more than 400 personnel. View post tag: SEACAT Share this articlecenter_img Photo: US Navy photo View post tag: US Navylast_img read more

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Apuro

first_imgWith modern trends towards healthy eating, there is increased demand for freshly prepared and well-presented vegetables and fruit. The Ital vegetable cutter available from Apuro (Solihull, West Midlands) produces a steady stream of chopped vegetables at a high speed to keep prep time to a minimum, says the firm.It comes complete with four blades and a storage basket. Its stainless steel construction is designed for hygiene and durability and it has a removable lid for easy cleaning and blade changing.last_img

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Good news for marathoners

first_imgParticipation in marathon and half-marathon races is at an all-time high, but numerous reports of race-related cardiac arrests have called the safety of this activity into question.A new study finds that participating in these races actually is associated with a relatively low risk of cardiac arrest, compared with other forms of athletics. An analysis of 10 years of data, appearing in the Jan. 12 New England Journal of Medicine, reveals that most of those experiencing cardiac arrest during marathons and half-marathons had undiagnosed, pre-existing cardiac abnormalities.  Male marathon participants accounted for most cardiac arrests and appear to be at increased risk. The study also identifies bystander-initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as a key factor in patient survival.“This study provides the first accurate, comprehensive characterization of cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death risk in this population,” says Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor of Medicine Aaron Baggish, who is director of the Cardiovascular Performance Program in the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) division of cardiology and senior author of the study. “The general consensus — based on intense media coverage of cardiac arrests that happen during these races — has been that the risk was very high.  But we found that the risk of cardiac arrest for marathon and half-marathon runners is equal to or less than the risk for other athletes — including triathletes, college athletes, and casual joggers.  This finding provides important reassurance that this is a generally safe and well-tolerated activity.”The authors note that, while several studies have examined sudden cardiac deaths in young, competitive athletes, there had been no comprehensive study of marathon participants, who are often older and may have unknown underlying medical conditions.  They prospectively compiled a database of cardiac arrest cases occurring during or at the finish lines of all U.S. marathons and half-marathons from 2000 until mid-2010.  Letters were sent to survivors of each cardiac event — or to the next of kin for cardiac deaths — requesting their participation in the study.  Those agreeing to participate completed an extensive interview process examining demographic data, personal and family medical history, cardiac risk factors or previous diagnoses, and information about the cardiac event. Complete medical records, including post-cardiac arrest testing and autopsy data, were collected and analyzed whenever possible.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yRWu2tW8JY&w=560&h=315]Out of almost 11 million registered participants in the races documented during the study period, the research team identified 59 cardiac arrests — 40 at marathons and 19 at half-marathons.  More than 85 percent of the cardiac arrests took place in men. While the overall incidence of cardiac arrests during the study period was stable, the risk among male marathon runners rose significantly over time.  Of the 59 cardiac arrests, 42 were fatal. This 71 percent mortality is markedly better than the usual 92 percent rate for out-of-hospital arrests, probably because of the presence of spectators and on-site medical services that facilitate rapid response, the authors note.Among the 31 affected runners for whom detailed medical information was available, 23 had died — 15 of whom had definite or probable hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.  This abnormal thickening of the heart muscle is the most common cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes but previously has not been considered an issue in the older running population. Nine of those who died had additional cardiac abnormalities. Among cardiac arrest survivors, underlying coronary artery disease was the dominant pathology, but no participants with coronary disease had any evidence of acute coronary plaque rupture.  Factors most strongly associated with survival were rapid initiation of CPR by bystanders witnessing the event and a diagnosis other than hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.“The lack of plaque rupture — a critical event in many heart attacks — was an intriguing and surprising finding,” Baggish says.  “It suggests that the kind of underlying disease that causes cardiac arrest in distance runners may be detectable by a simple stress test prior to race day.  Our next steps are to investigate strategies for pre-race runner education and heart disease screening and to study the contribution of specific risk factors in more detail.  A big take-home message of the study is the importance of bystander CPR, which is a relatively simple skill that can be learned by everyone in the community.  Recognition of this important finding calls us all to action, and we will be offering the first-ever CPR education session for runners, family members, and spectators at this year’s Boston Marathon.”last_img read more

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IDEA Week promotes entrepreneurship, innovation

first_imgThough the Studebaker plant closed in the early 1960’s, many still identify the city of South Bend with its manufacturing past — and the after-effects of the factory’s demise.Associate provost Bryan Ritchie wants to change this perception.“This community has been mired in its past for so long,” Ritchie said. “I mean, OK we’re the ‘Studebaker City.’ When do we move past that? What’s the new moniker? We’re the ‘Big Data City.’ We’re the ‘Advanced Manufacturing City.’ Whatever that case might be … we just need to get to that next thing. So I want people to start to see that and understand that that’s a possibility.”Ritchie is leading the efforts behind IDEA Week, a Notre Dame-led festival highlighting innovation and entrepreneurship. Ritchie — whose official role is associate provost and vice president of innovation — said the week combines many of the initiatives already taking place in the community.“We were doing a lot of things in April anyways around innovation and entrepreneurship, and so we said, ‘Why not create a celebration week where we pull all of these events into one week? And let’s get everyone motivated and excited about what we’re doing.’ Hopefully, that will have knock-on effects,” Ritchie said. “I mean, it will bring others out of the woodwork, get them engaged, make sure they understand and see what’s happening.”Nick Swisher, executive director of IDEA Week, said the conference is a direct result of Notre Dame’s efforts to become a leading research university.“It’s now maturing to a place that the ideas that are coming from the labs and from the students are enough of a critical mass to really put a focus on entrepreneurship, innovation, patents [and] intellectual property in general,” Swisher said. “This will just be an exclamation point on really what already was happening within the University on the faculty and staff side.”Hosted by Notre Dame’s IDEA Center, the conference will bring together a number of panels, workshops and competitions. The week officially kicked-off Friday and will continue through Sunday, April 27, with speakers such as Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Adam Savage of “Mythbusters” and Daymond John, CEO of FUBU. The festival will also feature performances from comedian Gabriel Iglesias on Monday at the Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend and The Chainsmokers on Friday in the Purcell Pavillion.In addition to the keynote lectures this week, Swisher said he is looking forward to the McCloskey New Venture Competition, which will take place Friday. The event allows start-ups to pitch their ideas and compete in a “Shark Tank format.”“All together, there are going to be around $400,000 in prizes and in-kind donations given to teams,” Swisher said. “This is major that’s going to count. So this is real stuff. The grand prize winner is $50,000 and there’s other prizes. So there will be a lot of money going out next Friday.”Swisher said he hopes IDEA Week will inspire students and expose them to new career paths.“I have never been in a university where more young people want to make an impact in the world and really be a force for good,” Swisher said. “We’re saying that you can do this through entrepreneurship … and you don’t have to be a greedy capitalist.“There’s another way. And you can choose to do right and still make a lot of money. And that’s what we’re also trying to support and show and lift up as an example to students that this is another path forward.”Ultimately, Ritchie said, IDEA Week is not a one-time event, but rather a long-term initiative.“What we’re really doing is we realize this is a multi-year effort,” he said. “This isn’t a one and done. This is something we’ve got to do this year and next year and the next year and then if we can just get this to a point where people say ‘Wow, that was great. I’d come back again’ that’s a win. That’s a big win. It doesn’t have to be the most amazing thing ever. It just has to be good enough that people say, ‘That was cool, let’s do it again.’”Tags: Adam Savage, Daymond John, IDEA Center, Idea Week, The Chainsmokerslast_img read more

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Tickets Now On Sale to See the Rockettes in The Radio City Christmas Spectacular

first_img Related Shows It’s Labor Day weekend so you know what that means…time to start thinking about the most wonderful time of year! Tickets are now available to see the Rockettes celebrate the 87th anniversary of The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. This year Radio City Music Hall will be decked out for the season and the Rockettes will shine in a new finale that transforms the theater into a glistening winter wonderland. The Rockettes modern SNOW choreography combined with crystalline costumes is inspired by the snowflakes swirling over the audience, in a whirling dance of their own. Performances will run from November 7 through December 31. View Comments Christmas Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2020last_img read more

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Kestrel Hires Two Editorial Personnel

first_imgKestrel Health Information, Inc., publishers of leading medical product directories including: WoundSource, IncontinenceSource, and DermProducts, is pleased to announce the hiring of two editorial associates: Elizabeth Kellogg and Samantha Magazu.Elizabeth Kellogg holds a bachelors degree in English and Philosophy from the University of Vermont. Elizabeth will be Kestrel’s trade show and public relations coordinator and will be working extensively in the editorial department.Samantha Magazu holds a bachelors degree in English with a miner in Linguistic Anthropology from the University of Vermont. Samantha will be responsible for researching new potential markets and developing Kestrel’s clinical audience.Kestrel prides itself on providing convenient, easy-to-use directories specializing in fields that are of particular importance to medical professionals. Due to the success of its current publications, Kestrel is looking to introduce new publications and increase its presence on the web.For more information, visit www.kestrelhealthinfo.com(link is external) or call (802) 453-2955.last_img read more

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